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MIT has played a pivotal role in 3D printing for decades and has made seminal contributions to the advancement of machines, materials, and design tools. Binder jetting, one of the earliest 3D printing technologies (and the origin for the term 3D printing itself), was invented at MIT in 1989 by Emanuel “Ely” Sachs and colleagues. Professor Sachs is one of over two-dozen experts featured in MIT’s online Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production course, which is led by Professor John Hart.

When it comes to education in technical, technological and managerial fields, MIT is among the very top institutions in the world. That’s why the new 11-week MIT additive manufacturing online course starting this week could be one of the most important initiatives for reaching professionals who have an interest or a stake in AM all over the world.

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After a successful run earlier this year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will offer another session of its online Additive Manufacturing course, led by Professor A. John Hart.

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Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3-D printing, is poised to transform product design, manufacturing, and maintenance. However, limited knowledge of the fundamental principles, applications, and business implications of AM is a barrier to its broad and rapid adoption. To help professionals and organizations realize AM’s potential and accelerate its use, MIT and Boeing are collaborating on a new online course for professionals: Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production.

In recent years, MIT has emerged as a leader in additive manufacturing education, by launching several efforts to teach both its own students and to address the rapidly growing industry demand for knowledge of the science and significance of additive manufacturing.

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3D printing has broken out of the realm of plastic trinkets and is becoming a part of the entire product lifecycle, according to a talk by Desktop Metal cofounder John Hart at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Next conference today.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is well known for living up to its name as a center of technological education and research, and additive manufacturing is one of the myriad areas of technology that the university focuses on.

John Hart is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Here he discusses the role of academic institutions in driving the additive manufacturing industry forward.

North American manufacturing needs engineers who can think differently than previous generations. So why is the U.S. struggling with skills for additive manufacturing?

Unsurprisingly, some of the most innovative 3D printing research has come from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), whether the university is working on faster 3D design, developing improved protective gear, making childhood trips to the doctor less painful by combining multiple vaccines into one shot, or even improving 3D printing itself.

It’s almost impossible to discuss advances in 3D printing today, particularly in Boston, without mention of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the school not only produces well-educated engineers but also delves deep itself into additive manufacturing research.
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